Clare Senior Football Championship

The Clare Senior Football Championship is an annual Gaelic Athletic Association club competition organised by Clare GAA between the top twelve gaelic football clubs in County Clare, Ireland. The winners represent the county in the Munster Senior Club Football Championship, the winners of which progress to the semi-finals of the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship. The Clare SFC final is generally held in the month of October and is played at Cusack Park in Ennis.

Clare Senior Football Championship
Current season or competition:
2021 Clare Senior Football Championship
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IrishSraith Peil Sinsir Co. awn Chláir
Founded1887
TrophyJack Daly Cup
Title holdersColours of Cork.svg Éire Óg, Ennis (19th title)
Most titlesColours of Limerick.svg Kilrush Shamrocks (21 titles)
SponsorsPat O'Donnell & Co.

In 2014 Cratloe completed a historic first Clare Senior Championship 'Double' in eighty-five years since the famous Ennis Dalcassians in 1929.

In 2016 a Football Review Agreement decided that from 2019 onwards the Clare Senior and Intermediate Football Championships would both involve twelve teams in an effort to make both more competitive. This meant that five clubs would lose their senior status and be relegated down to the Clare Intermediate Football Championship. The eleven remaining senior clubs would be joined by the intermediate champions to form the new senior championship, and thereby increasing the intermediate championship from eight to twelve teams. 2018 saw the relegation of Doora-Barefield, Kilfenora, O'Curry's, St. Breckan's and Wolfe Tones down to the intermediate championship.

As part of the 2016 Football Review Agreement, a pathway was left open for any amalgamations that wished to enter the senior championship. Two intermediate clubs - Naomh Eoin and O'Curry's - from the Loop Head Peninsula in West Clare took up this opportunity for 2019. After their relative success, their near neighbours St. Senan's, Kilkee will join them under the name Western Gaels for the 2022 senior championship. Once again all amalgamations will be exempt from potential relegation.

The 2021 champions, and holders of the Jack Daly Cup are Éire Óg, Ennis who won their nineteenth overall title.

Senior clubsEdit

Club Last Title
  Clondegad -
  Corofin (2021 Intermediate Champions) -
  Cratloe 2014
  Doonbeg 2010
  Éire Óg, Ennis 2021
  Ennistymon -
  Kilmihil 1980
  Kilmurry-Ibrickane 2020
  Lissycasey 2007
  St. Breckan's, Lisdoonvarna -
  St. Joseph's, Doora-Barefield 1898
  St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay 2019

Roll of honourEdit

Rank Club Titles Winning Years
1.   Kilrush Shamrocks 21 1902, 1903, 1912, 1924, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1951, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1987
2.   Éire Óg, Ennis 19 2000, 2006, 2021
3.   Doonbeg 18 1955, 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2010
4.   Kilmurry-Ibrickane 16 1933, 1935 (as Quilty), 1936 (as Quilty), 1939 (as Quilty), 1963, 1966, 1993, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2020
5.   St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay 15 1905, 1906, 1916, 1923, 1925, 1927, 1932, 1949, 1953, 1959, 1985, 1990, 2015, 2018, 2019
6.   Cooraclare 10 1915, 1917, 1918, 1944 (with Kilmihil), 1945, 1956, 1964, 1965, 1986, 1997
7.   St. Senan's, Kilkee 8 1926, 1928, 1942, 1984, 1989, 1992, 2003, 2005
8.   Shannon Gaels, Labasheeda 3 1900 (as Labasheeda), 1970, 1971
9.   Coolmeen 2 1919, 1922
  Cratloe 2013, 2014
  Kilfenora 1941, 1950
  Kilmihil 1944 (with Cooraclare), 1980
  Newmarket-on-Fergus 1887, 1888
13.   Clarecastle 1 1908
  Kildysart 1889
  Killimer 1896
  Liscannor 1940
  Lissycasey 2007
  O'Curry's, Doonaha 1946
  St. Joseph's, Doora-Barefield 1898 (as Doora)

List of finalsEdit

Munster Champions
Munster Finalists
Year Winners Score Runners-Up Score
2021 Éire Óg, Ennis 1-11 Kilmurry-Ibrickane 0-09
2020[1] Kilmurry-Ibrickane 1-12 Cratloe 0-12
2019[2] (R) St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay 0-12 Kilmurry-Ibrickane 0-08
2018 St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay 0-14 Ennistymon 0-08
2017[3] Kilmurry-Ibrickane 1-14 Clondegad 0-14
2016 (R)[4] Kilmurry-Ibrickane 2-13 Cratloe 0-06
2015[5] St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay 0-13 Cooraclare 0-09
2014[6] Cratloe 2-12 Éire Óg, Ennis 0-11
2013[7] Cratloe 0-10 Doonbeg 0-07
2012[8] Kilmurry-Ibrickane 0-10 St. Joseph's, Doora-Barefield 0-04
2011[9] Kilmurry-Ibrickane 0-17 St. Joseph's, Doora-Barefield 0-05
2010[10] Doonbeg 0-11 Liscannor 0-07
2009 Kilmurry-Ibrickane 0-12 St. Senan's, Kilkee 2-03
2008 Kilmurry-Ibrickane 0-11 Liscannor 0-05
2007 Lissycasey 0-11 Éire Óg, Ennis 0-06
2006 Éire Óg, Ennis 2-09 Lissycasey 0-13
2005 St. Senan's, Kilkee 3-08 Kilmurry-Ibrickane 1-09
2004 (R) Kilmurry-Ibrickane Éire Óg, Ennis
2003 (R) St. Senan's, Kilkee Kilrush Shamrocks
2002 Kilmurry-Ibrickane 1-05 Liscannor 0-06
2001 Doonbeg 2-06 Éire Óg, Ennis 0-07
2000 Éire Óg, Ennis Doonbeg
1999 Doonbeg Kilmurry-Ibrickane
1998 (R) Doonbeg Lissycasey
1997 Cooraclare Doonbeg
1996 Doonbeg St. Breckan's, Lisdoonvarna
1995 Doonbeg Ennis Faughs (Éire Óg-Doora-Barefield)
1994 (R) Ennis Faughs (Éire Óg-Doora-Barefield) 1-12 Kilrush Shamrocks 2-06
1993 Kilmurry-Ibrickane Doonbeg
1992 St. Senan's, Kilkee Doonbeg
1991 Doonbeg St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay
1990 St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay Kilmihil
1989 St. Senan's, Kilkee Doonbeg
1988 Doonbeg Kilmihil
1987 Kilrush Shamrocks Doonbeg
1986 Cooraclare 2-06 Éire Óg, Ennis 1-06
1985 St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay St. Breckan's, Lisdoonvarna
1984 St. Senan's, Kilkee Kilmihil
1983 Doonbeg Kilrush Shamrocks
1982 Doonbeg Kilmihil
1981 Kilrush Shamrocks St. Senan's, Kilkee
1980 Kilmihil Doonbeg
1979 Kilrush Shamrocks Doonbeg
1978 Kilrush Shamrocks North Clare (Ballyvaughan-Fanore-Kilfenora-
Liscannor-Michael Cusack's)
1977 Kilrush Shamrocks North Clare (Ballyvaughan-Fanore-Kilfenora-
Liscannor-Michael Cusack's)
1976 Kilrush Shamrocks Kilmihil
1975 Kilrush Shamrocks St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay
1974 Doonbeg Kilmihil
1973 Doonbeg Shannon Gaels, Labasheeda
1972 Doonbeg Kilmihil
1971 Shannon Gaels, Labasheeda Doonbeg
1970 Shannon Gaels, Labasheeda Kilrush Shamrocks
1969 Doonbeg Shannon Gaels, Labasheeda
1968 Doonbeg Kilmihil
1967 Doonbeg Kilrush Shamrocks
1966 Kilmurry-Ibrickane Kilrush Shamrocks
1965 Cooraclare St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay
1964 Cooraclare St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay
1963 Kilmurry-Ibrickane Shannon Gaels, Labasheeda
1962 Kilrush Shamrocks St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay
1961 Doonbeg Cooraclare
1960 Kilrush Shamrocks Kilmihil
1959 St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay Cooraclare
1958 Kilrush Shamrocks Kilmihil
1957 Kilrush Shamrocks St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay
1956 Cooraclare Ennis Faughs (Éire Óg-Doora-Barefield)
1955 Doonbeg Ennis Faughs (Éire Óg-Doora-Barefield)
1954 Ennis Faughs (Éire Óg-Doora-Barefield) Kilrush Shamrocks
1953 St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay Ennis Faughs (Éire Óg-Doora-Barefield)
1952 Ennis Faughs (Éire Óg-Doora-Barefield) Kilrush Shamrocks
1951 Kilrush Shamrocks St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay
1950 Kilfenora Clohanes
1949 St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay Ennis Faughs (Ennis Dalcassians-Doora-Barefield)
1948 Ennis Faughs (Ennis Dalcassians-Doora-Barefield) O'Curry's, Doonaha
1947 Ennis Faughs (Ennis Dalcassians-Doora-Barefield) Clohanes
1946 O'Curry's, Doonaha Ennis Faughs (Ennis Dalcassians-Doora-Barefield)
1945 Cooraclare Ennis Faughs (Ennis Dalcassians-Doora-Barefield)
1944 Cooraclare-Kilmihil Ennis Faughs (Ennis Dalcassians-Doora-Barefield)
1943 No Championship
1942 St. Senan's, Kilkee Ennistymon
1941 Kilfenora St. Senan's, Kilkee
1940 Liscannor Kilrush Shamrocks
1939 Quilty Kilrush Shamrocks
1938 Kilrush Shamrocks Ballyvaughan-Fanore
1937 Kilrush Shamrocks Quilty
1936 Quilty Kilrush Shamrocks
1935 Quilty Kilmurry-Ibrickane
1934 Kilrush Shamrocks North Clare (Ballyvaughan-Fanore-Kilfenora-
Liscannor-Michael Cusack's)
1933 Kilmurry-Ibrickane St. Senan's, Kilkee
1932 St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay Cooraclare
1931 Kilrush Shamrocks St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay
1930 Kilrush Shamrocks Ennis Dalcassians
1929 Ennis Dalcassians Coolmeen
1928 St. Senan's, Kilkee Kilrush Shamrocks
1927 St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay Coolmeen
1926 St. Senan's, Kilkee Coolmeen
1925 St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay Kilrush Shamrocks
1924 Kilrush Shamrocks Kilmurry-Ibrickane
1923 St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay St. Senan's, Kilkee
1922 Coolmeen St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay
1921 No Championship
1920 No Championship
1919 Coolmeen Kilrush Shamrocks
1918 Cooraclare Coolmeen
1917 Cooraclare St. Senan's, Kilkee
1916 St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay Cooraclare
1915 Cooraclare Ennis Dalcassians
1914 Ennis Dalcassians St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay
1913 Ennis Dalcassians Cooraclare
1912 Kilrush Shamrocks Ennis Dalcassians
1911 Ennis Dalcassians Cooraclare
1910 Ennis Dalcassians Kilrush Shamrocks
1909 Ennis Dalcassians Cooraclare
1908 Clarecastle St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay
1907 Ennis Dalcassians Labasheeda
1906 St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay Kilrush Shamrocks
1905 St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay Ennis Dalcassians
1904 Ennis Dalcassians St. Joseph's, Miltown Malbay
1903 Kilrush Shamrocks Labasheeda
1902 Kilrush Shamrocks Parteen
1901 No Championship
1900 Labasheeda Kilmihil
1899 Ennis Dalcassians Clarecastle
1898 Doora Ennis Dalcassians
1897 Ennis Dalcassians Kilrush Shamrocks
1896 Killimer Newmarket-on-Fergus
1895 No Championship
1894 No Championship
1893 No Championship
1892 No Championship
1891 No Championship
1890 Ennis Dalcassians Coore
1889 Kildysart Clouna
1888 Newmarket-on-Fergus Kilmacduane
1887 Newmarket-on-Fergus Cratloe

Records and statisticsEdit

Consecutive championshipsEdit

'The double'Edit

The following clubs have won both the Clare Senior Football Championship and Clare Senior Hurling Championship in the same year:

By decadeEdit

The most successful team of each decade, judged by number of Clare Senior Football Championship titles they won, is as follows:

Barren spellsEdit

The longest gaps between successive Clare Senior Football Championship titles are:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Clare SFC final: Sweet sixteen for Kilmurry-Ibrickane". Hogan Stand. 26 September 2020. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Late Surge Sees St Joseph's Miltown Claim Clare SFC Title". RTÉ Sport.
  3. ^ "O'Dwyer provides the spark for holders". Irish Examiner. 30 October 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Kilmurry Ibrickane win 11th Clare title". Irish Examiner. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  5. ^ "St Joseph's end 25-year famine". Irish Examiner. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Clare SFC final: Podge purrs as Cratloe complete double". Hogan Stand. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Champagne on ice as Cratloe make history with first-ever senior football title". The Score. 17 November 2013. Archived from the original on 19 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Kilmurry Ibrickane's guile sees them home". Irish Examiner. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  9. ^ "McInerney exposes gulf in class". Irish Independent. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  10. ^ "Tubridy takes centre stage in dull show to deliver title for Doonbeg". Irish Independent. 11 October 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2010.

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